Tag Archives: Disease

CDC, state health officials investigating link between vaping and severe lung disease

States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation, according to CNN’s survey. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and… Read More »

Sheraton Atlanta hotel cleared to reopen after outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease

The source of the outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has been traced to its cooling tower, the Georgia Department of Public Health now says. Public health officials also found Legionella bacteria in a decorative fountain in the atrium. There have been 13 lab-confirmed cases ”of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, and 66 probable cases… Read More »

Polio-like disease expected to increase this fall

Polio (poliomyelitis) is a very contagious enterovirus infection that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all, and most people recover from polio without lasting health problems (nonparalytic polio).1 However, severe complications of polio can cause partial or total body paralysis, breathing difficulties and death.2 The first clinical description of this contagious disease… Read More »

Biohaven’s treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease fails to win FDA nod

FILE PHOTO: The logo for Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company is displayed on a screen during the company’s IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Friday the U.S. health regulator failed to approve its… Read More »

Trump Proposes Ways to Improve Care for Kidney Disease and Increase Transplants

President Trump issued a sweeping set of proposals aimed at improving medical care for the tens of millions of Americans who have kidney disease, a long-overlooked condition that kills more people than breast cancer. “This is a first, second and third step. It’s more than just a first step,” Mr. Trump said in a speech… Read More »